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Old 04-23-2014, 09:09 PM
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Crankshaft wont move:/

Hey guys i have a problem with my Crankshaft not moving freely by hand!! i have a 2000 Prelude SH! crankshaft in a 98 base prelude engine both are 55mm which i dont get whats wrong! anyways. i have all new bearings in! when rods are connected! and when the oil cage is on top it moves perfectly!!!! but after i torque the bolts into the oil cage! it does not move a damn hair!!! its jamed! why is this!!??? im at a lost and trying to get my car goin again and i lubed all the journals up with asembly lube!




or is the problem my crankshaft?? it is 55mm but a sh crank
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Re: Crankshaft wont move:/

go back through and mic everything. can you even turn it with a wrench?
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go back through and mic everything. can you even turn it with a wrench?
after i tourqe the mains no
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Re: Crankshaft wont move:/

Can you tell where it's getting stuck! Or where it's coming into contact with anything! When you say the oil cage! you're talking about the crankshaft girdle! right!
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Re: Crankshaft wont move:/

yes the cradle man its almost like the crank is not right??? is a sh crank diff??
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Re: Crankshaft wont move:/

What are your bearing clearances?


I'm guessing zero
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Re: Crankshaft wont move:/

Precision measurement ftw! Like these knuckleheads said, go back and re-mic everything! One thing I've learned from working in a power station. Mic EVERYTHING before you assemble it! That way, you won't run into this in the first place!
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Re: Crankshaft wont move:/

I doubt he mic'd ANYTHING considering there's zero mention of any clearances.
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Re: Crankshaft wont move:/

Hmmmmm
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Re: Crankshaft wont move:/

And that folks is why I hire a pro. Some people should assemble a motor. Some should not. I'm in the not column for the reasons above.
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And that folks is why I hire a pro. Some people should assemble a motor. Some should not. I'm in the not column for the reasons above.
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Re: Crankshaft wont move:/

I consider myself a professional at rebuilding power station equipment, but definitely not a pro at engine building. I'm as noob as they come!
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Re: Crankshaft wont move:/

You don't have to be a pro you just need to read read read and be prepared to fix your mess ups.

Yes, getting a pro to do the job is great but it can cost you some big bucks.
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Re: Crankshaft wont move:/

go get the right crank prob solved...:P
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Re: Crankshaft wont move:/

My hat's off to the diy motor builders.

I did a 302 a long long time ago. Ruined some perfectly good parts.
I have friends who know how. But still prefer to have a pro do the job. Especially the FRM block.

But then again I dive into a project knowing my limitations and budget.
And have found that sometimes when my ambitions exceed my talents, the pro woulda been cheaper in the long run.

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